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Saints to announce Pellegrino in 'The coming hours'.
Thursday, 22nd Jun 2017 21:15

Saints are about to announce Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager in 'The coming hours' accoring to the Spanish Press says Arron Sanders

Southampton’s hunt for Mauricio Pellegrino has been reported repeatedly both in Spain and England over the past few days, and an outcome could be imminent.

Spanish newspaper Marca claim the deal is close to completion, and the manager is ‘on the verge’ of becoming Southampton’s new boss.

They claim the club have gone in strong for the 45-year-old and he’s about to sign a long-term contract at the Premier League side.

Marca also say Saints will announce Pellegrino’s arrival within ‘the coming hours’.

Keep your eyes peeled on the Official site tonight Saints fans and we all know how the club like a late night announcement.

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Vega added 01:08 - Jun 23
he is in the same ;level as puel,so i dont see any improvment or advantage.both were defenders andhave nearly the same tactics.i am not so enthusiasic about this
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kenis added 06:55 - Jun 23
Hopefully (and some reports back this up) he combines the dedication, self belief, high pressing philosophy and player management skills of Poch with the tactical flexibility/adaptability of Koeman. Just because Alves finished roughly the same as Saints (mid table and cup final) doesn't mean it's the same - they were newly promoted with presumably small relative budget and squad quality, they overachieved and we underachieved.
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schatfield added 07:35 - Jun 23
disagree with Vega, he appears to be the polar opposite of what Puel was like, hence he seems to be in pole position now; the board know they can't replicate another Puel again. Pellegrino is more of a Koeman/Poch mould which has to be good news for us watching fans again.
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helpineedsomebody added 08:30 - Jun 23
40points please
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dirk_doone added 09:26 - Jun 23
He looks like a poor man's version of Puel. His managerial record is even more mediocre and his teams don't score goals either. I really don't see the point in appointing him as he is unlikely to last more than a year. I guess he was the only one desperate enough for a job to agree to do what old Les tells him while his best players are sold.
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highfield49 added 09:26 - Jun 23
Perhaps we need to get realistic here, Saints are currently a mid table club with ambitions to win a domestic trophy and play in the Europa League. We are not a top six club, able to attract and pay top players, and have a core fan base that doesn't inspire confidence in expanding the stadium capacity. Pellegrino seems to me the ideal, available, manager to take us forward and could well bring back the Poch style of football we all enjoyed. Taking the game to the opposition rather than absorbing pressure is always going to get supporters behind the team and I'm really optimistic this is the the right guy for the job.
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ThereIn76 added 10:45 - Jun 23
Firstly - let's get 100% behind him.

Secondly - why a long-term contract? 3 years is about right. After max 2 years we'll know if he's up to the job, so we won't have shedloads to pay up if he's sacked. Alternatively, as with the current Spurs and Eveton managers, if he's doing well he'll have his head turned after max 2 years and we'll be able to demand compensation.
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